Wolf creek trout lily preserve

Wolf Creek Road, Cairo
(30.88963, -84.292305)
(229) 377-4408

This beautiful, 140-acre nature preserve is home to the greatest expanse of trout lilies known to exist and is open for hiking every day of the year, though blooming season is typically in late February. The trout lily is a rare flower, but an estimated 30-50 million can be found on the property, along with rare spotted trilliums, bloodroot, green fly orchids, violets and magnificent oak.

Birdsong Nature Center

2106 Meridian Road, Grady County
30.70308° N, 84.19317° W
(229) 377-4408

Founded as a nature preserve and educational center in 1986, Birdsong boasts 565 acres and 12 miles of nature trails and is on the National Register of Historic Places. With both woodland and wetlands supporting birds and other wildlife, as well as a butterfly garden, you are bound to have a relaxing time while exploring nature.

Southern Rivers birding trail

Call the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources,
(478) 994-1438

Southern Rivers Birding Trail consists of driving routes through west central and southwest Georgia. Birdsong Nature Center is one of 30 designated sites along the routes. Of the estimated 385 species of birds found in Georgia, 262 kinds may be seen along the trail at certain times of the year. Trail maps and bird lists are available at local visitor centers and Georgia Welcome Centers.

Ochlockonee River Landings

At GA Hwy 93, near Cairo (USGS-02327810)

The Ochlockonee River begins in Worth County, Georgia and flows approximately 150 miles towards the Gulf of Mexico. The river crosses the Georgia/Florida line in Grady County. There are two boat ramps on the river in Grady County south of Cairo at GA Highway 93 S and at Hadley Ferry Road.

Tired Creek golf course

1701 US Highway 84 W, Cairo
(229) 377-4506

Surrounded by wildlife and boasting scenic fairways, this 18-hole championship golf course is the perfect way to spend any day. Whether you spend all day on the course, warm up at the driving range, practice on the putting green or relax in the pool, there is something here for everyone. There is also a spacious clubhouse, a PGA professional on staff that provides lessons and a pro shop.

state farmers market

1110 N Broad Street, Cairo
(229) 225-4072

Find local specialties, organic food, vegetables, fruits and crafts at this local market open daily and year-round. This is a seasonal market, so you are welcome to call ahead and see what products are available. Come help support the local Cairo economy and residents by buying some of the freshest and most delicious foods.

Valley pines golf club

3000 US Highway 84 E, Cairo
(229) 377-2000

This public course offers 9 holes through the picturesque landscape. Built in 2007, this club has a driving range and a pro shop for all of your golfing needs. The length of the course is 2,499 yards and the par is 35.

Georgia state bicycle route

3000 US Highway 84 E, Cairo

The Georgia State Bicycle Route 10 (Southern Crossing) runs 246 miles from Lake Seminole east to Jekyll Island, running through the southern part of Georgia. The route passes through Bainbridge, Cairo, Thomasville, Quitman, Valdosta, Lakeland, Waycross, Nahunta and Brunswick. Rolling hills, miles of farmland, and plenty of wildlife will take you on your journey as you pedal 33 miles through Grady County.

davis park

3rd Avenue NE, Cairo
Call Grady County Dept. of Recreation,(229) 377-8221

The three-acre tract in downtown Cairo was donated and has been recently renovated with new landscaping, picnic tables, benches, a covered pavilion, paved walking trail, and a playground. The park is open to the public and great for open space recreation!

Holder park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Cairo
(between 4th & 5th Streets)

A neighborhood park with a playground, picnic tables, a baseball field, a swimming pool and off-street parking.

Azalea Park

Between 7th & 8th Avenues, Cairo

A neighborhood park with a playground, picnic tables, a multi-purpose ball field and off-street parking.

Barber Park

N Broad Street & 17th Avenue, Cairo

A 15-acre multi-use recreational park with playground, picnic tables, eight baseball and softball fields, soccer and football fields, six tennis courts and off-street parking. The park land was donated by Mr. W.T. Barber and Miss Ruth Barber.

Southern Terrace Park

1st Street SW & 13th Avenue SW, Cairo

A neighborhood park with a playground, picnic tables, a baseball field, and off-street parking. It's a scenic place to spend the day by yourself or with others.

Cairo 5K walking trail

Starts and ends at Holder Park

A walking trail around northwest Cairo mapped by the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and maintained by non-profit Ochlockonee River Water Trail. Follow road signs or download the Avenza Maps app for the specific route.


693 State Park Rd, Cairo
(229) 377-1512
A 960-acre lake for recreation and fishing that opened on Memorial Day weekend in 2018, located between Cairo and Whigham and only 30 miles north of Tallahassee. A great place to catch not only fish, but also family memories!

iron bridge

The Iron Bridge is a lost and then re-found discovery that is interwoven into Grady County's history. As a local, camera-ready landmark, the Iron Bridge has created long-lasting memories for so many of our traveling guests.

Ochlockonee River watershed

See www.ORWT.org for trail maps

A scenic water trail running through parts of Colquitt, Thomas and Grady County, organized by Ochlockonee River Water Trail, Inc. Perfect for kayaking and a close-up view of Southwest Georgia wildlife!

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